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post #1 of 10 Old 04-17-2012, 12:42 AM Thread Starter
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Getting a lift

i own a 2007 Patriot limited 4x4 2.4L and i want to get it lifted.any tips ? i also want to upgrade to larger knobby tires aswell.

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post #2 of 10 Old 04-17-2012, 08:53 AM
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i own a 2007 Patriot limited 4x4 2.4L and i want to get it lifted.any tips ? i also want to upgrade to larger knobby tires aswell.
Your choices are basically this:

RRO spacer suspension Lift from Rocky-Road Outfitters (based in US)

Masterkit1 spacer suspension lift from Masterkit (based in Quebec, Canada)

STU'S COILS suspension lift using different coils (based in Australia)

OR

Purchase the FDII/or 2012 coils ...they seem to be around an inch taller.

BTW - The first 3 choices all give you around 2 inches of lift (give or take a little). Anything taller than that can put dangerous strain on your CV joints because of the angle they will be at....and they will likely break.

Hope this helps!

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post #3 of 10 Old 04-17-2012, 10:39 AM Thread Starter
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excellent i ordered the first 1 quicker delivery and a bit cheaper! thanks
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post #4 of 10 Old 04-18-2012, 05:59 AM
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excellent i ordered the first 1 quicker delivery and a bit cheaper! thanks
Good choice, although they all have really good reviews. I have the masterkit1 on the way now and it's supposedly the same deign as the RRO, but just thicker. The STU coils get a phenomenal review since its an actual longer coil, but ordering from Australia becomes expensive.
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post #5 of 10 Old 08-01-2012, 06:55 PM
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Do it right and get the coils from Stu. Spacers are a cheap upgrade. You'll need camber bolts for the front end alignment. You can get these at your local parts store. Then get it aligned.
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post #6 of 10 Old 08-17-2012, 10:30 AM
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Any experience with lifting just a fwd? I wish I'd bought awd. Kicking myself for that.
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post #7 of 10 Old 08-17-2012, 09:32 PM
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What ezzy said. I have fwd and am considering a lift. Any diff install for the fwd than 4wd?

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post #8 of 10 Old 08-18-2012, 08:23 AM
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Actually the first Patriot that RRO lifted was a FWD. Mine was the first 4WD. You'll be fine.

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post #9 of 10 Old 08-18-2012, 08:36 AM
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Actually the first Patriot that RRO lifted was a FWD. Mine was the first 4WD. You'll be fine.
Oh! That's very cool. Just in time too as I need new front struts and strut tower bearings.
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post #10 of 10 Old 10-20-2012, 05:52 AM
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Master kit and rro are fine. And getting more lift with an fdii is always a plus.
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